Exodus 31:16

“Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore the children of Israel shall keepe the Sabbath, to obserue the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetuall couenant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the children of Israel are to keep the Sabbath holy, from generation to generation, by an eternal agreement.
- Basic English Bible

And the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations -- [it is] an everlasting covenant.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
- World English Bible

and the sons of Israel have observed the sabbath; to keep the sabbath to their generations [is] a covenant age-during,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 31:16


31:16 It was to be observed throughout their generations, in every age, for a perpetual covenant - This was to be one of the most lasting tokens of the covenant between God and Israel.


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